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The Sapphire Room

WELCOME TO THE SAPPHIRE ROOM!

BOISE'S BEST KEPT SECRET!

Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com. 100% refunds are available until 48 hours before the event. Refunds cannot be processed after the event occurs for any reason.

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Need assistance? WE CAN HELP! Please call 208-331-4930 to order over the phone. Phone orders are available from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. If you need help after-hours or on weekends, please email music@riversideboise.com (fastest) or leave a voicemail at 208-331-4930 and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for supporting local live music!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

The Sapphire Room

West Abbey Road

  

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) 

  

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  West Abbey Road is a local Beatles Tribute Band who will breathe new life into your favorite Beatles performances! Join us for an evening to remember in the beautiful Sapphire Room. Featuring : Braun Lemmon (Darin Gere) lead vocals & lead guitar, Paul McCartwright (Brad Carroll) on bass and vocals, Ringo Starz (Frank Beale) on drums and one vocal, and Harrison Gorge (Doug Davis) on everything else! Enjoy the costumes, British accents, vocal arrangement, musicianship, humor and dancing, all in a family friendly environment!

 

 

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

The Idaho Songwriters Association Forum 

  

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your seat here!

Doors at 5:30pm, show 6:30-9:30pm. **Please note the new, earlier time!

  

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The Idaho Songwriters Association presents the Idaho Songwriters Association Forum, a monthly event celebrating 100% original music by local performers. These concerts are free to the community and all ages are welcome. The series is supported by volunteers and underwritten by The Idaho Songwriters Association.

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your table here!

Doors at 5:30pm, show 6:30-9:30pm. **Please note the new, earlier time!

ISA ANNOUNCEMENT: New sign-up procedure! We are going back to the 'old school' format starting in September, 2017. Songwriters may sign-up only on the day of the forum between 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Be prepared to perform 1 original song. Questions? Email the host, Dan Costello dandlions@gmail.com. (We will no longer be taking advance sign-ups.)

 

 

 

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Longfellow Fundraiser Concert with David Andrews & Deviant Kin

  

Doors open at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm 

$35 general, $45 preferred ($40/$50 at the door) 

  

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The David Andrews Band with special guest Deviant Kin join us for benefit concert for Longfellow Elementary School. 100% of ticket proceeds go directly to Longfellow Elementary School.

Friday, April 27th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

The Sugar Thieves

   

Doors open at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm

$20 general, $24 preferred ($25/$29 at the door) Prices include fees!

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The Sugar Thieves have been winning over fans world-wide, with their high energy, soulful live shows. They have honed their brand of American roots music, creating a sound that is all their own. Moving freely between blues, country, folk, gospel, rock and roll, with elements of jazz, they honor the tradition that makes American music so great. From smoky dive bars to big festival stages, this band has what it takes to move people.

The Sugar Thieves call Phoenix, Arizona home, but they have made their presence known across the USA, in Mexico and in Europe. They have shared the bill with the likes of Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, The Blues Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Robert Cray, and more. They have recorded and produced five albums, each containing a variety of original music and old songs reinvented.

The Sugar Thieves started as a Duo in 2006, consisting of Meridith Moore's deep and colorful vocals, and Mikel Lander's gritty and gutsy guitar picking style and vocal approach. Today they are backed by one of the most talented rhythm sections west of the Mississippi: Todd Chuba on drums boasts a thirty year career in music, and has shared a stage with the likes of Glen Campbell, and David Grisman; Shea Marshall plays numerous instruments including keys, sax, harmonica and even railroad spikes; and Jeff Naylor on upright and electric bass is a force to reckon with. Check them out at: www.sugarthieves.com

 

"The embodiment of the future of blues .. they are soulful and sassy, sincere and optimistic in a way that only the blues can be."

Sarah Ventre - Phoenix New Times

"If your meat's not shakin' before they're done, check your pulse. You might not have one."

Riverside Bluesfest - St. Mary's Blues Guild

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Harlis Sweetwater Band 

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

$18 general, $22 preferred ($21/$25 at the door) 

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From Huntington Beach California, Harlis Sweetwater, as a singer, guitarist, songwriter and frontman, has shared the stage with everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, ZZ Top, Los Lobos Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Everlast, and Brian Setzer to R&B/Blues legends Etta James, James Cotton, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.

He has been called "the best singer in any genre" by music critic Robert Kinsler of the OC Register, While SugarBuzz Magazine had this to say: "From the heart, Harlis Sweetwater, you know instantly the real deal is upon you. This man knows the blues." Recently CBS online named Harlis one of Orange County's best singer songwriters. Don't miss it!

 

 

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Boise Jazz Society: Amina Figarova Sextet

Doors at 6pm; Show at 7pm

Free Community Jazz Symposium 4-5pm

Limited Seating May be Available: boisejazzsociety.org

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

John Nemeth 

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

$25 general, $30 preferred ($30/$35 at the door) 

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Boise native John Nemeth is back in The Sapphire Room!

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh.

"You could swear he was freeze-dried in the 1960s, as the music has a driving, rock-'n'-soul punch that makes him seem spiritual kin to long-gone stompers Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Jackie Wilson."

-Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News, Feb 2009

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The Sapphire Room

John Nemeth (Encore Show)

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

$25 general, $30 preferred ($30/$35 at the door) 

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

Boise native John Nemeth is back in The Sapphire Room!

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh.

"You could swear he was freeze-dried in the 1960s, as the music has a driving, rock-'n'-soul punch that makes him seem spiritual kin to long-gone stompers Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Jackie Wilson."

-Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News, Feb 2009

 

Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Bret Welty CD Release "Why Cowboys Ride Alone"

 

 

General seating: $15 ($18 at the door)

Preferred seating: $18 ($21 at the door)

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm

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Join us in the beautiful Sapphire Room for the Bret Welty CD Release Concert: "Why Cowboys Ride Alone"

 

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Hawaiian Music and Hula with: Kawika Alfiche and Hālau o Keikiali`i

   

General seating: $15 ($20 at the door)

Preferred seating: $20 ($25 at the door)

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm

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The Riverside Hotel’s Sapphire Room is proud to announce world renowned Hawaiian Recording Artist, Kawika Alfiche and his troupe Hālau o Keikiali`i to share with you an evening of traditional Ancient and Modern Music and Dance and more!

Join us for this special one-night only event in Boise’s most intimate listening room! Feast your eyes on the beauty of Hawai`i through cultural dances, let the music and harmonies sing to your heart and be prepared for an enlightening evening of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music, story-telling and good ole fun! Kumu (Master) Kawika Alfiche and his Hālau (hula school) o Keikiali`i have travelled throughout the globe sharing Hawaiian Cultural Arts. Places like: Japan, South Pacific, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and all throughout the U.S. and have even performed in New York City on Broadway with a N.Y. Times review!

Earlier in the day May 5 (sat) from 10am-4pm, the group will be offering Hawaiian Cultural and dance classes for all who are interested. These classes will include basics and foundational work on the hula (Hawaiian Dance). Kumu Kawika will be sharing both a traditional and a modern dance.

CLASS INFO: Hula Classes with Kumu Hula Kawika Alfiche

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10am-4pm

Red Rock Church, 1124 S Roosevelt St Boise, Id 83705

Hawaiian cultural classes, Basics in Hula, ancient and modern dance, song, history, geography and more!

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Opera Idaho Operatini:

The Great American Songbook

(Early & Late Performance Tickets Available)

General: $22 per person, Preferred: $30 per person

  

EARLY PERFORMANCE: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Purchase EARLY Performance Tickets HERE

   

LATE PERFORMANCE: 8:15PM - 10:15PM

Purchase LATE Performance Tickets HERE

 

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes Opera Idaho Resident Company singers serenading you with music by Gershwin, Porter, et al., and a dinner bar with mixed greens with assorted dressings; rolls with butter; chicken florentine served with a spinach, mushrooms and a creamy garlic cheese sauce; parsley new potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a dessert display.

There will also be a no-host bar where you can purchase anything from a soda, wine, beer, to a cocktail or martini specially designed by a local mixologist for this Operatini that’s only available inside the Sapphire Room. Before or after the Operatini, feel free to mingle in the Riverside Hotel’s newly redesigned lobby where you may also purchase food and drinks.

  

Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com.